Snow to hit London tonight as Southeastern warns of busier peak trains

Snow to hit London tonight as Southeastern warns of busier peak trains

Snow to hit London tonight as Southeastern warns of busier peak trains

Weather warnings, forecasts and news concerning the North are the responsibility of the Met Office, which is based in Exeter, Devon.

Temperatures fell to a staggering -14.4C in Braemar, Scotland, the lowest temperature in the United Kingdom since 2012, when -15.6C was recorded at Holbeach, Lincolnshire on February 11.

The amber warning, which will come into force between 2pm and 9pm on Thursday, says there could be travel delays, power cuts, and "a good chance that some rural communities could become cut off".

Today, Yorkshire will see "Freezing fog patches clearing slowly, otherwise cold with sunny spells", the Met Office said.

There is a Met Office amber warning for parts of southwest Britain, where heavier snowfall is expected through the evening rush hour.

Police are urging people to stay in their cars to keep warm after around 20 cars were abandoned on Cornwall's A39 dual carriageway amid heavy snow.

South west England has seen the worst of the snow so far
Matt Dunham South west England has seen the worst of the snow so far

Mid and south Wales will also have snow, and it will move into central and southern parts of England, and into south east England.

Southeastern Trains said 21 services were being cancelled or altered on Thursday morning to minimise the impact of ice forming on the rails and ensure lines were clear and that it would run its "winter weather timetable".

"The latest data suggests that 3-5 cm of snow is possible in places".

"Wintry showers will continue in northern and eastern areas". A warning of ice here is also in place until Friday lunchtime.

A severe weather warning has been issued as up to 10cm of snow is expected in parts of the UK.

On Wednesday, snow and ice caused travel delays and closed hundreds of schools in much of the UK.

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